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One of the region's biggest employers has confirmed it will be making compulsory redundancies. Honda, which is based in Swindon, announced 800 jobs would have to go back in January and has been consulting with employees since then.
The Union Unite says most of the workers have opted to take voluntary redundancy, with around 90 people forced to leave their jobs. Local businesses are worried the cuts will still have a huge impact on the area. Tanya Mercer reports.
Bath University professor Andrew Graves believes that Honda need to keep up with its competitors to avoid further job losses:
Honda is to make around 90 compulsory redundancies at its car plant in Swindon.
It follows an announcement earlier this year that 800 jobs were to go from a total workforce of 3500.
Most of the losses have been achieved through voluntary redundancy.
Caron Bell looks at the background to the cuts: